There is a wide variety of opportunities available for volunteers. Your time is valuable! We have developed a virtual training that all new volunteers must complete. For more information on volunteering or if you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start by filling out and submitting a Volunteer Application Form
Open Volunteer Times:
Join us the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month for a drop-in volunteer opportunity between 3:30 pm-6 pm. No training or experience is necessary or required, family and friends welcome. Open Volunteer shifts consist of stocking food, sorting donations, light cleaning, and repackaging of items. Due to COVID-19, we currently are limiting the number of volunteers who can attend Open Volunteer Times. To reserve your spot, please CLICK HERE and follow the sign up instructions.
Open Garden Volunteer Times:
Want to help out in the Growing Together Garden? No experience is necessary! Find out more in the Garden Volunteer Section. Open Garden Volunteer and Learn times are each Thursday afternoon from 4:30-6:30 p.m. throughout the summer. Stop by!
Working a shift in the Pantry:
Pantry shift workers greet families coming to shop, help families shop, weighing food after it is selected, stocking shelves, and completing general cleaning and organizing.
Shift hours are varied Monday-Saturday.
Our current greatest need is for volunteers sorting, arranging, and putting away clothing donations (flexible hours) as well as helping shoppers in the Community Closet. Please watch this short training video and send an email to sign up!
Admin work includes data entry, scheduling volunteers, record keeping, writing thank you notes, etc. (flexible hours).
This involves working with teams during and after food drives to collect, sort, and put away donations (scheduled once or twice a year)
Serving on a leadership committee:
We have six committees that oversee the operations and planning for the Pantry. Each takes on a different aspect of ensuring that the Pantry operates to its full potential! (committees meet monthly with times varying according to the schedules of committee members)
- Operations: prepares for the day-to-day work of the Pantry and support tasks.
- Finance: tracks donations, spending and prepares the budget.
- Volunteer Support: provides recruiting, training, scheduling, and support for volunteers.
- Fundraising and Marketing: helps link the Pantry to the community through awareness-raising and donation
- Garden Committee: works on programs for the Growing Together Garden including growing fresh produce, hosting cooking, preparation and preservation classes and encouraging community engagement in the garden
- Executive Committee